hint at

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vi +prep obj he hinted at changes in the cabineter deutete an, dass es Umbesetzungen im Kabinett geben würde; he hinted at my involvement in the affairer spielte auf meine Rolle in der Affäre an
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I asked her presently--and was sorry next minute for the pain that shot across her face, but I just wanted to hint at what I designed not to reveal fully till later on, and thus to hint too that it was not as one of the number of her defilers that I had sought her.
In particular, the works containing vents now hint at a world beyond the baseboard, at a quasi-domestic contemporary unconscious.
Recent near-infrared observations also hint at increased cloud cover on Neptune, Sromovsky's team notes.